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155th Engineer Co. receives Reserve Family Readiness Award
Avera Queen of Peace receives national recognition for rural health
Parkston health administrator retires after 40-plus years
Pipeline opponents vow fight as Trump approves Keystone XL
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
NOEM: A diversity of issues impacting agriculture
South Dakota farmers have mixed reaction to Thune's SHIPP
Boggs catching on with Tiger football team
Bartscher joins DWU women’s basketball team
Catching up with former area athletes: Reiff backup D-tackle for Hawkeyes
Mitchell's VanderPol to play for DWU softball
Special Olympics state basketball returns to Mitchell this weekend
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
James "Jim" Lorenz
Glen L. (Bud) Youngstrom
Nola Dee (Haase) Remmers
THUNE: It's time to turn the page on Obamacare
OUR VIEW: Sixth Ave. project has room to grow
IN OTHER WORDS: It's personal -- not business
DAUGAARD: Looking back on a successful legislative session
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Wiltz: Conditions can help chances on mountain lion hunt
April 20, 2015
Council: No change needed in police pursuit protocol
Lyndon Overweg has a clear message about police pursuits. They are neither glamorous nor exciting, and they are high-risk with extreme danger...
April 20, 2015 - 8:33am
April 18, 2015
Morgan ready to speak about Bella in Mitchell
There is a single stone in Bella's Butterfly Garden in Northridge Park with the phrase, "Please don't drink and drive" etched into it. That...
April 18, 2015 - 9:48am
November 27, 2013
PHOTO: A Capitol tree for Bella
Spencer Morgan, left, and Jeanie Morgan, brother and mother of Iszabella Morgan, a 9-year-old-girl who was killed in March 2012 in Mitchell by...
November 27, 2013 - 12:36pm
September 10, 2013
OUR VIEW: City perfectly handled Bella's Garden
In a perfect world, young Iszabella Morgan would be alive today, running and playing, attending classes and doing everything that a little girl...
September 10, 2013 - 8:33pm
September 8, 2013
Bella's Butterfly Garden takes flight
Jeanie Morgan is convinced the spirit of Iszabella "Bella" Morgan presided over the Saturday dedication of Bella's Butterfly Garden, a new Mitchell...
September 8, 2013 - 11:08pm
March 26, 2013
3 on 3 tournament fundraiser planned for Bella's Butterfly Garden
What began as a class project has blossomed into a full-fledged fundraiser. The "Making a Difference" 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 6, at the Dakota Wesleyan University Christen Family Wellness/Recreation Center. This event, organized by DWU...
March 26, 2013 - 5:00pm
March 6, 2013
Match secured for Bella's Garden
Fundraising for Bella's Butterfly Garden met its goal for a matching donation from Carolyn Thompson, of Thompson Law in Sioux Falls. Thompson...
March 6, 2013 - 7:02am
February 20, 2013
Match pledged for Bella's Butterfly Garden
Fundraisers for Bella's Butterfly Garden recently got the promise of a boost from a South Dakota business donor. If $5,000 is raised before...
February 20, 2013 - 6:05pm
August 30, 2012
OUR VIEW: Butterfly memorial a fitting tribute
If anything can be learned from the tragic accident March 24 in Mitchell, it's that drinking and driving can be deadly. It was on that day...
August 30, 2012 - 8:03am
August 29, 2012
Bella's Butterfly Garden Tribute to be built for crash victim
Bella Morgan will be remembered in a Mitchell park as long as people watch butterflies dance on air. The Mitchell Park and Recreation Board has...
August 29, 2012 - 5:17am
August 1, 2012
OUR VIEW: Sign may serve good purpose at crash site
A sign is now in place in Mitchell, marking the spot where young Bella Morgan was killed by a drunken driver. Located at the corner of First...
August 1, 2012 - 7:26am
July 31, 2012
New sign marks fatal crash site
A road sign warning people of deadly crashes now marks the spot where a 9-year-old Mitchell girl was killed in a two-vehicle accident Called...
July 31, 2012 - 5:51am
June 13, 2012
Sedlmeier could still face life in prison despite plea deal
The man who pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges related to a fatal traffic crash March 24 in Mitchell could still be punished with life in prison. Despite a plea agreement in which prosecutors agreed to recommend Michael Sedlmeier, 46, serve no more than 40 years in prison, a judge...
June 13, 2012 - 6:17pm
June 12, 2012
Sedlmeier changes plea to guilty in fatal crash
The man accused of causing a March 24 traffic crash in Mitchell that led to the death of a 9-year-old girl changed his plea to guilty Tuesday...
June 12, 2012 - 10:37am
Defense seeks to suppress statements of driver in Iszabella Morgan crash
Michael Sedlmeier's attorney claims statements he made to investigators shortly after a fatal crash March 24 in Mitchell were not made freely...
June 12, 2012 - 7:35am